Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings:
Galveston Cajun Crawfish Festival @ Kermit Courville Stadium (Parking lot)
Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This three-day island festival celebrates the best of Louisiana and Texas-style foods alongside plenty of family fun and live music by some of today’s best zydeco and blues musical bands. Get spicy crawfish, BBQ, Gulf seafood, and festival eats like funnel cakes, cotton candy, and sausage on a stick. Tickets are $12 for a single day pass and $25 for a three-day pass. The proceeds of the event will be donated to the G County Hope Foundation, Iron Man Club Inc, and other local non-profit charity organizations.
Mixers & Elixirs @ Houston Museum of Natural Science
Friday, 7 p.m.
5555 Hermann Park
Your chance to party with the dinosaurs is back with the return of this monthly summertime event from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The museum will open up for a night of music, dancing, cocktails, and mingling with T-Rex as guests enjoy bites for purchase from H-town StrEATs, Pitas Bites Mediterranean Cuisine and Los Tacos Hermanos. Admission is $25 per person and $12 for museum members.
Buff Brew Carnival @ Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company is promising beers "so rare, so exotic, so mind blowing" they will make your head spin. The brewery will have 25 unique offerings you can't get anywhere on the planet (except at the brewery), plus Blood Bros. BBQ bringing the heat and live entertainment from queen of cirque-burlesque, KiKi Maroon, and the Sordid Sideshow troupe, featuring a balloon twister, belly dancers and jugglers to delight you through the night. Tickets are $30 per person.
THE MIXT&PE @ Grand Prize Bar
Sunday, 8 p.m. to midnight
At this awesome booze and music event (which is being featured in different bars and cities across the U.S.), bartenders Lindsey Rae and Marie Zahn will interpret the music of Nikki Lane & the Cramps into both classic and original Copper & Kings brandy cocktails. The American Brandy is as rooted in American culture, particularly music and art, as it is in the craft of distilling fine spirits, so it will be interesting to see and taste how this relationship is symbiotic.
Father's Day Tasting with Macallan Scotch @ Reserve 101
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
This Father’s Day, treat the loving dads in your life to what they really want: scotch! Houston’s favorite whiskey bar is hosting a Macallan Scotch Tasting for the very fair price of $35 per person.
Bonus: Be sure not to miss our 2016 Father’s Day Dining Guide for specials on brunch, lunch, and dinner.
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